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Building quality teaching with Māori children in mainstream schools. Stuart McNaughton Woolf Fisher Research Centre The Univeristy of Auckland Hui Taumata M ā tauranga (March 8 th 2003). What we know: the research evidence on teaching.
Woolf Fisher Research Centre
The Univeristy of Auckland
Hui Taumata Mātauranga
(March 8th 2003)
‘Picking up the Pace: Effective literacy interventions for accelerated progress over the transition into decile 1 schools’Phillips, P., McNaughton, S. & MacDonald, S. (2001)
Primary and early childhood centres
General features of professional development
T: Can you read me your story? You read me your story (writes date - top of the page).
M: (reads his story aloud, points to each word)… ‘I see the cat’.
T: Oh good boy. Very good boy! (Writes out the word ‘cat’ correctly beneath his attempt ‘can’)…that’s a very good story.
M: (comments)… cat’s outside.
T: (checking)… your cat’s outside?
T: Does he sleep outside?
T: What does he do while you’re at school?
M: Having kai.
T: Having kai! Is he? Having kai while you’re at school?
T: OK. Can you tell me a story about your cat?
M: My cat is… (pause)… having his kai.
T: Alright then (teacher writes ‘my’)..You can write ‘cat’… ‘my cat’. Leave a nice big space (indicating where to leave gaps. M proceeds to write the letters ‘ca’ then
T: pauses)… Can you hear the sound …cat…t…t (emphasising the ‘t’).
M: (writes the letter ‘t’)
T: (says the next word)…’is’ You write ‘is’ while I come back … My cat is..? What? (M pauses, she asks).. Right at this moment my cat is doing what?
T: Good boy (indicates where to write ‘eating’).
M: (writes the letter ‘t’, then pauses)
T: (writes the word ‘eating’ for M, says) ..My cat is eating? What’s he eating?
T: Yeah good boy.
M: (thinking about ‘k’, he hesitates, the teacher helps to sound out the letter)
T: Kai… k (sounding the letter) for kai. Can you make the ‘k’?
M: (shakes his head)
T: No, no, never mind (writes the word ‘kai’ and continues to write the last word ‘outside’ for M)
Teacher This story’s about “Claire’s Dream” … there she is
(showing the front cover). She’s dreaming about something
… got her eyes open, but she’s (day) dreaming about
something. Or it’s called “The girl who wanted to play
(To the class) … Hands up those who like rugby?
Hona (calls out) I play rugby!
(She doesn’t hear Hona. Other children call out… I like
rugby,… I play rugby.)
Teacher Good. Hands down. (Begins to read the story) …
“I’m going to be an All Black”
(To the class) … What’s an “All Black”?
Hona (calls out) … I play rugby!
Teacher(Doesn’t hear Hona, continues reading to the end
of the story) … The end…The beginning.
(To the class) …What does that mean?
Children (Calling out)… The end of the story? Last page?
One page left? …
Teacher I think it means, that’s the end of our story, but this is the beginning of Claire’s rugby.